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  • Item #: 016428
    ISBN: 9781609990923
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  • Item #: 016491
    ISBN: 9781609990930
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    The Student Review Pack is considered optional. It includes a Student Review book with review questions on each lesson and essay questions on the literature, a Quiz and Exam Book with unit quizzes and exams, and a separate answer key. Discussions for the projects are not provided but would be helpful in some instances (some general information is provided in a brief parent guide included in the Curriculum Package). Questions, Quizzes, and Exams all tend toward reiterating textual information, while the projects tend toward analytical and evaluative activities.  Please note there are some corrections and updates for the Student Review Pack available on the Notgrass website.

  • Item #: 027296
    ISBN: 9781609990961
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  • Item #: 029252
    ISBN: 9780802438188
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       This inspiring autobiography of RG LeTourneau who called himself “God’s businessman,” propels you along—as I imagine RG did in his conversations and life. God gifted him with inventive genius, an enterprising spirit and salvation, and in response RG dedicated his business, his money, and his life to God. Today thousands have been impacted for the Kingdom through the dedication, determination and decisions of LeTourneau, “just a mechanic whom the Lord has blessed.” A literature component of Notgrass Exploring Economics course. 4 1/4x7”, 296pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 027423
    ISBN: 9780451471451
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     This classic novel, originally published in 1885, is considered by many to be the first publication of its kind to present the life of an American businessman in terms that were real and unvarnished. The story centers upon the career of a millionaire industrialist, working and striving to achieve success and worldly acclaim during the post-Civil War years. William Dean Howells probes the moral and social perils that confront those who are influenced by a culture that is driven by elements of greed and blind ambition. Although the world of business has changed in many ways since the late 1800’s, readers will be reminded that there is truly ‘nothing new under the sun.’ This reprint of a famous novel does indeed continue to convey timeless and valuable insights regarding what it means to be a true gentleman. A recommended resource for those students following the Notgrass Exploring Economics curriculum plan. 360 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 067071
    ISBN: 9781594764790
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     Concluding with the profound observation, America is a great nation and people are needed to practice, protect and promote economic liberty, this course introduces students to the history of economic thought, and modern economic issues currently facing America, before family economics, entrepreneurship and power of education are explored.

      One semester in length, the full course kit contains 3 Texts, 3 Activity books and the Teacher’s Resource Kit (TRK), along with the TRK digital download.  Designed for independent study, each text, called a chapter, cover fifteen topics.  Each text contains the lesson reading, bold vocabulary words with definitions in a vocabulary “box” on the page, life principle quotes and video clips via a QRC codes. Corresponding activity books provide questions for each topic. Questions are fill in the blank and matching, with lines to write the life principle.

    The Teacher’s Resource Kit includes black line masters for section quizzes (9), chapter tests (3), quiz and chapter test answer keys, activity answer keys, and the table of contents. Black line masters are reproducible for classroom use.

      Chapter 1 introduces students to economics as the engine by which capitalism, free enterprise, private property and the relationship between employees, employers, and entrepreneurs create jobs. Additionally, this chapter also explores government regulation, supply and demand, and economic factors such as taking risks, investments and profit and loss. The evolution of economic precepts and principles, from ancient Greece, Rome, Europe and the Dark Ages are explored. Historical persons that shaped modern economic theory are presented including Moses, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Karl Marx, Joseph Stalin, William Penn, Winston Churchill, Margret Thatcher, and Ronald Reagan. This chapter also delves into the Industrial Revolution, World Wars I and II, and the Cold War, and their impact on economics. Worth mentioning, the impact of an economy based on Biblical principles is discussed for its historical value and includes a look at Marxism and Darwinian theory. Chapter 2 further explores the history of the Judeo-Christian and European influences that were foundational to the capitalism in the United States. The authors compare the historical teachings of Catholic and Ana-Baptist beliefs and provide a brief overview of the Protestant reformation and the influences of the Church on economic philosophy. This is done neutrally with no scripture verse support or proselytizing noted.  An in-depth look is given to the economic significance of the US Constitution, Mayflower Compact and the Bill of Rights. Students will briefly examine the impact of the industry, railroads, progressive education, unions, the New Deal, welfare, immigration, private organizations and “trickle-down economics.” Chapter 3 reviews contemporary economic issues including banking, creditors, credit cards, checking accounts, debt, impulse buying, mortgages, dividends, stock market, collateral, loans, bankruptcies, insurance, real estate, gross and net income, inflation, IRAs and 401Ks, tax audits, and much more.  Students are also introduced to the pros and cons of starting and operating a small business, along with post high school options: college, trade school, and military.

      A captivating look at the foundations of economic philosophy that will appeal to students-especially those without a desire to study the math and deeper theories of economic thought. All texts and activity books are softcover. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 004735
    ISBN: 9781250106940
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    Sounds like an oxymoron doesn't it? The reality is there really is such a thing as common sense economics, especially as it relates to wealth and prosperity. Laying a solid foundation for beginning economists and helping advanced students/adults see the bigger picture of the impact of economic policy changes, this book seeks to alleviate economic illiteracy through key principles that equip us to make wise personal and policy choices. In Part 1, readers will explore the twelve key elements of economics. In this section, you will learn the true meaning of costs, why prices matter, how trade furthers prosperity and how the production of goods and services people value (and not just jobs) provides the source of high living standards. In Part 2, the seven sources of economic progress are explored with a focus on the major factors that underlie the growth process. Privately owned property, competition, limits on government regulation, efficient capital investments, monetary stability, low tax rates and free trade are covered in this section. Part 3 examines the role of government in common sense economics. Thoroughly explaining ten elements of clear thinking about economic progress and the role of government, you will quickly realize that the government does have a role in a successful economy, it may just need redefined. Part 4 concludes the economic study with twelve key elements of practical personal finance. Topics include your personal comparative advantage, entrepreneurship, budgeting, financing, savings, investments and diversifying, and teaching your children how to earn and spend money wisely. Including an extensive note section and index along with a website dedicated to the study of common sense economics, this well-organized exposition of economics will educate teens and adults with a thorough and practical understanding of economics and the impact it has on our lives. Worth noting is that the author has supplied a wealth of online resources, at the request of educators, to specifically provide a comprehensive economics course survey. HC. 227 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 061076
    ISBN: 9781619302594
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    Money can be a confusing thing. However, as kids learn what it is, where it came from, how to get it and how to use it, they can be confident in their handling of money. This book is a fantastic introduction to money. Students will learn about the history of money, bartering, and value. They will also be introduced to all of the coin and bill denominations of US currency, and then they will learn the basics of banking and using money. The projects throughout the book help kids explore the features of money and learn to count money as well as teach them, in a hands-on way, to understand place value, bank registers, spending and saving and much more (including some fun games with money!). Sprinkled with jokes, fun facts, and vocabulary throughout, this is an amusing introduction that will give kids a good foundation for financial literacy. 90 pgs, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 065137
    ISBN: 9781933550558
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    Seriously academic, this comprehensive book from Ludwig von Mises provides an in-depth study of Austrian School of Economics on the everyday money and credit banking system. Part 1 begins with a look at the Nature of Money, where he explores the function of money, the measure of value, kinds of money and the enemies of money. In part 2, the Value of Money, he examines the concept of the value of money, the determinants of the purchasing power of money, problems with objective exchange-value of money, the social consequences of variations in the objective exchange value of money, and monetary policy. Part 3 goes deeper into money and banking including the business of banking, the evolution of fiduciary media and the demand for money, credit and interest including a look at problems of credit policy. The final section explores Monetary Reconstruction including principles of sound money, contemporary currency systems, and the return to sound money. While there are no chapter questions for review, parents and high school students with an interest in macroeconomics, banking or even politics, will find this an intriguing examination of the money and credit. If you are considering it for high school credit, students would benefit from a summary essay or presentation on each section. Indexed. 493 pgs. HC.~ Deanne

  • Item #: 029212
    ISBN: 9781118950142
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    Globalization. This word stirs up a mix of emotion is most of us, even as many of us struggle to fully comprehend all the details and decisions associated with the global market. Written by a professor of economics at Georgetown University, the narratives and insights shared will illuminate this oft-debated topic for teens and parents alike. The vision to tell the T-Shirt story began in 1999 when the author watched a small demonstration against globalization at Georgetown University, as she listened to a young woman rant about the horrific conditions in India where a young girl is forced to make T-shirts for American consumers. Over the next several years, the author traveled thousands of miles and across three continents to investigate the truth of these allegations, leading her to also examine the complexities of regulation and world trade.

    Recently revised in 2014, the book retains most of this documented journey, with a new preface and epilogue including updates on economic issues and key players in the story. A fascinating look at global economics that sheds a light rarely seen on this troublesome topic. Includes detailed bibliography and index. Used in the Notgrass Exploring Economics curriculum. 347 pgs, SC.~ Deanne

  • Item #: 003589
    ISBN: 9780825137709
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    Have your children's interests been piqued by all the "It's the Economy, Stupid" discussions revolving around the Presidential scandal? I didn't think so, but if you want a short course that will teach them about the workings of our economy anyway, here it is. This student worktext explains basic economic theory, discusses how the economy effects our lives, touches on our relationship with the economy of the world, and explores consumer economics. Economic concepts presented include Supply and Demand; The Stock Market; Money and Banking; Credit, Debt, and Savings; Inflation, Recession, and Depression; Taxation; The Role of Government Spending and Borrowing; and The Interaction of Business, Labor, and Government. The text is interactive, with questions for students to respond to quesas they read. The questions and exercises are well-conceived and thought-provoking, helping students think critically and develop an understanding of how the concepts presented apply to their lives. A chapter on The Economy and You brings it even closer to home, covering personal and family finance. Includes an assessment test, answers, and a glossary. This course will take 9 weeks or so to complete.

  • Item #: 018810
    ISBN: 9781580370912
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    The purpose of Personal Finance is to provide children with a solid background in money matters by offering a brief overview of fundamental financial topics. The book starts off with the exploration of career choices and then progresses to banking issues generally related to checking and savings accounts. The remaining content of the book covers the following topics: various types of insurance (auto, life, and property), investing in stocks and bonds, decision making in large purchases like a car or home, and the various classes of taxes (income, employment, sales, and property). Although the majority of the topics included in this workbook are not new to children, the extensive collection of hands-on assignments allow the child to develop a better understanding by applying the concepts to his personal experiences. After completing the exercises in this book, your child will know how to perform important real-life activities such as writing a check, reconciling a bank account, preparing a budget, and filing an income tax return. This workbook is consumable with limited classroom reproduction rights. Answers are included. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 048254
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    This kit contains most of the harder-to-find items you'll need to complete the labs in Exploring Creation with Physical Science. Kit includes: two test tubes (16x150 mm), a 12-pack of antacid tablets, two hard rubber balls (baseball-sized), balloons, a 9-V battery, a D-cell battery, a candle, a size 9 cork, 100g of Epsom salt, a 3.5" x 3.5" plastic mirror, a 6" plastic protractor, a 22"l x 5"w wooden ramp, one sheet of medium-grit sandpaper, a stopwatch, a measuring tape (150 cm), a thermometer, 14-gauge insulated copper wire, and a 1.5" x 1.5" x 0.75" wooden block. If you already have a well-stocked home and kitchen, this is a more economical kit choice.

  • Item #: 064800
    ISBN: 9780972740104
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       To fully understand the future of mankind, we must examine our heritage. Or as one author has written, “Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” As one who had limited Western Civilization education, this introduction is one of the most straight forward and readable resources I have reviewed.

      Beginning with a foundational understanding of the definition of civilization, the book is divided into four sections. In the first, The Mediterranean World, we examine the need for transportation, diversity and plunder; the economic, religious, and political life of early civilizations; early empires (Assyrians, Babylon, Persian); Ancient Greece; the Roman Empire and Christianity. Section 2: The Middle Ages examines the fall of Rome, rise of Islam and Western Europe; Feudalism; the spread of Christianity and the Roman Catholic Church, the Crusades; scholasticism of Thomas Aquinas and others; and the rise and growth of European cities: England, France and Spain. Section 3: The Early Modern Era surveys the Renaissance; the Protestant Reformation; the Advancement of Science; and exploration and trade. The final Section analyzes the ongoing battle between traditional Judeo-Christian faith and the new faith in naturalism. From the battle for human minds and hearts, he describes the momentous battle for political control with a historical look at the political catastrophes of Romanticism, from Rousseau to Marx to Hitler. Finally, he examines the battle for economic control from the Industrial Revolution to Socialist Mentality.

      The author takes seriously his predefined task, “to describe the institutions, politics, commerce, religion, and arts and sciences of past civilizations in an effort to discern the values, beliefs, and ideas which served to shape those societies” prior to examining the commonly held, yet erroneous viewpoints that contributed to the collapse of historic civilizations. The detailed index and chapter study questions (without answers) make this a valuable resource for teens and parents alike. 415pgs, HC. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 051458
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    Government (six units) probes the impact of history on our government, the influence of many governments and federalism. Students study forms of government, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and branches of government. Citizenship privileges and responsibilities, public opinion and politics, the media, interest groups and lobbying are also explored. Students will also study political parties and the election process.

  • Item #: 059059
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    What in the world would draw two well-educated doctors to the poverty and extremely primitive conditions of the remote hill country of North Carolina in 1909? It's an important question. A love of the country? A love of the people? A heartfelt desire to leave some little corner of the world a better place after you've walked the roads and paths? A determination to follow God's call? Yes, to all! Miracle in the Hills is the remarkable story of Doctor Sloop and his wife (also a doctor). Actually, I should say stories because the book is packed with stories – of their education, of their meeting, of beginning their life in the hills, of year after year (over forty) among a people made remarkable and memorable by their love for them. The book is also filled with stories of Mrs. Doctor's fights to improve the lives of those people – early child marriages, moonshiners, and increased educational and economic opportunities were all areas she addressed. Mrs. Sloop was named American Mother of the Year in 1951 – a tribute to her many accomplishments among and for the people she loved. 232 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

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  • Item #: 046704
    ISBN: 9781594763212
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  • Item #: 030161
    ISBN: 9781426314032
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    This is a little more than just a straight atlas. It starts off like any other atlas with all the essential information: how to use the atlas, progressing in stages (city to state to country to world), kinds of maps (including projections and how maps are made), how to read a map, the earth in space, the earth in motion, the land, the physical world, climate and vegetation, environment and endangered species, the political world, people, and world economics. Now on to the map section, which is divided into eight smaller sections, focusing on each continent (and the oceans). Each continent is mapped in two distinct ways. The first is a map of the continent's physical features, followed by a political map. After the maps are spectacular photographs of people and places from around the continent. Then the chapter takes a closer look at the countries, and in some cases states, which make up that continent. Statistics are included in each major region, including languages spoken, land areas, religions, economics, populations, important cities, and more. The maps are full color and easy to look at and read. The last section of the books includes flags and statistics from each country, a glossary and index. It even includes some fun games (ie. spot the difference) using photos from around the world! At about 9" x 12", this large, softcover atlas is convenient and easy to use for young explorers. ~ Zach

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  • Item #: 028948
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    Like a geography teacher, encyclopedia, and trivia wiz all rolled into one – and available at your fingertips – the Intelliglobe is an interactive educational tool that enhances every geography program available today! With the wireless Intellipen, you can cruise around the surface of the globe, exploring and learning about the planet in 18 main areas: geography, countries and territories, population, languages, national governments, economics, currency, land area in miles, land area in km, cities, states and provinces, music, history, life expectancy, geology, climate, ecology, and current time. There is a comparison feature that allows you to compare statistics between countries; a series of games for testing your ability to "find it" on the globe; a trivia challenge; a multiple choice challenge; and thousands of fun and educational facts – all in 4 different languages: English, Spanish, French, and German! Also included is a 48-page "Discovery Book" that features maps, world flags, landmarks, animals, dinosaurs, foods, explorers, a moon map, a sky map and other things that interact with the pen in much the same way as the globe. In all, this is a fantastic way to discover and learn more about the world we inhabit. Globe is 12" and uses a raised relief map.

  • Item #: 009979
    ISBN: 9780768917505
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    If you are thinking about attending a two-year college, whether it is known as a community college, technical college, or junior college, you can count on one thing - receiving instruction in a supportive learning community for a lot less money! This learning environment often attracts a diverse student body of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds. You can choose to enroll full-time or part-time, depending on your situation. People attend two-year colleges for a variety of reasons. Whether they want to save money, stay closer to home, go part-time while raising a family or working, are going back to school to pursue further education or a new career, or just want to take the time to figure out what they want to do with their life! More than 1,900 two-year colleges in the United States are featured in this amazing book! You'll learn details, such as: degrees offered, whether it is rural, suburban, or urban, number of undergraduates and breakdown of diversity, number of freshmen enrolled, number of faculty, majors offered, special academic programs, quality of library, number of computers on campus, student life, athletics offered, whether or not standardized tests are required, cost breakdown, financial aid offered, application options, and the admissions contact. A new volume comes out every year, so you get current information. Colleges are indexed alphabetically and by degree program for easy searching. This book will also help you explore up-to-date information on everything from costs and financial aid to admissions costs. Helpful advice on finding money to pay for college is also offered. Most importantly, you can compare programs at different schools by the criteria that are most important to you! All this and more in this paperback, 686 page book! - elise
  • Item #: 040045
    ISBN: 9780825159046
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    Not really a "grabber" title, huh? What if I explained instead that these books offer students the opportunity to ponder historical issues in light of relevant historical documents and to then write an informed essay that answers that issue? Well, it still might not excite most students, but wow, what a great way to add a critical thinking and writing component to your study of American history! Each level contains 20-22 "Document-Based Questions" (or DBQs) to study, spanning American history from European exploration to the present time. Each DBQ lesson is titled with a question or issue and follows a similar format. The lesson begins with historical background on the issue, followed by a series of suggested steps for the student to use as they work their way through the lesson. In Part A, introductory and explanatory text surrounds excerpts from primary or secondary historical documents, with one or two questions following each excerpt. Documents may be letters, speeches, books written around the time of the issue, or secondary source documents from historians who have examined the documents and come to their own conclusions. The questions require the student to draw from the short excerpt and begin thinking about the issues. By the end of Part A, they have read several different excerpts and have seen multiple sides and viewpoints to the issue. At this point they're ready for Part B, the essay portion. Here they are expected to write an essay answering the lesson's question or issue by using what they have learned and supporting their opinions from the documents. A grading key at the end of the book offers answers for the questions, sample essays for each DBQ, and teacher comments.

    Historical issues examined in the High School book include economic opportunities in the Colonies, growth of political parties, antebellum reforms, progressivism, clash of cultures in the 1920s, the civil rights movement, the separation of church and state, and more. Middle school issues include the motivation of Europeans to explore America, causes of the American Revolution, Indian removal, reconstruction, the New Deal, immigration, costs and benefits of winning WWII, and what our future will be like. Some of the same topics are found in both levels, although the level of coverage is different. This series is from a secular publisher, so you will not find much religious content, and you will find some more "politically correct" flavoring. On the other hand, much of the book is open-ended, and essays are more likely to be graded on structure and organization than on personal opinion! Whether you're a secular homeschooler, you enjoy exploring issues and debates, or if you can overlook the statements you may not agree with, these lessons offer a great opportunity for historical analysis and writing that would make a beneficial supplement to any U.S. history program. – Jess